Welcome to the 5th annual O'Neill Aotearoa Surf Film Festival 2017
ASFF 2017 National Tour - Whangarei
THURSDAY MAY 18TH - The Butter Factory
Presented in association with our good friends at The Surf Emporium
Thats right ASFF returns to Whangarei taking over The Butter Factory for one night only! We are looking forward to coming back to Whangarei and sharing the best international surf films with everyone! Come on down for an epic night of surf cinema and good times!
SHORTS: Let's Be Frank + The Accord + a selection of films from the ASFF short film competition
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS R16 ONLY
PLEASE BRING ALONG YOUR TICKETLEAP RECEIPT, TICKETS ARE ISSUED ON THE NIGHT
LIMITED DOOR SALES IF AVAILABLE, CASH ONLY
Pre-book online and don't miss out!
LET'S BE FRANK (South Africa/USA)
Director: Peter Hamblin
Frank James Solomon will let nothing get in the way of his dream of being a pro surfer. He battles waves, attacks problems head on and busts down barriers. His many complex facades are a source of intrigue for our narrator, an inquisitive aristocrat. Our conspirator guides us through mirrored worlds of fact and fiction, proposing wild theories and exposing a realm that lies somewhere between reality and what we are continuously told to believe. Let’s Be Frank draws together a cast of iconic surfers, including John John Florence, Jamie O’Brien and Pat O’Connell, with actors such as Cokey Falkow (Penny Dreadful) and Michael Redmond (Vikings), to tell a genre busting, multi-layered story of big wave hold downs, back street beat-downs and North Shore show-downs. Up-and-coming Director Peter Hamblin has produced a trademark visual feast combining stunning cinematography with a fast-paced, edgy storyline. Juxtaposing a stylized 50’s colour palette with the crisp clarity of the coastal landscapes from South Africa’s Cape Town to a Mexican Pipeline, the gnarly North Shore of Hawaii to the Irish seaside resort of Bundoran, this feature film takes you on a journey across the globe and to the edge of reality.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evyW6dteHpI
THE ACCORD (Iceland/USA)
Director/Producer: RC Cone
The reality of growing up a surfer in Iceland is different from anywhere else in the world. It’s a harsh place. There are no surf shops, guidebooks or webcams. But being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the known surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the issue they all must face: the North Atlantic wind. Follow Heiðar Logi Elíasson on his journey through Iceland searching for that rare, yet significant, compromise that brings both Icelandic surfers and the North Atlantic wind to the table.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cga-07MBp48
Thanks to the generous support of our key partners, We couldn't have got this together without you:
Our Naming Partner: O'Neill
Our Tour Partners: Corona, Skinnies Sunscreen, Panasonic NZ/Lumix
Our Media Partner: Damaged Goods
We hope to see you all at the festival!